The Spanish government forced the Catalonian declaration .....
BBC Breaking news
“....Spain’s Senate is still to vote on whether for the first time to enact Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, which empowers the government to take “all measures necessary to compel” a region in case of a crisis.”
“It would enable Madrid to fire Catalan leaders, and take control of the region’s finances, police and public media.”
With the central government poised to arrest all of Catalonia’s elected officials the result was inevitable. Just “firing” Catalonian leaders is a hollow gesture albeit incindiary.
Spanish CWII, stay tuned.
Madrid is acting as foolishly as did George III.
Instead of accommodation, there is the mailed fist and refusal to compromise.
We know how this story ends — there will be conflict.
This business is going to get out of control if cooler heads don't prevail on either side.